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Roger Kirk

Costume Designer

Tony Award winning designer Roger Kirk has extensive experience as a set and costume designer for theatre - including drama, musicals, opera and special events - as well as film and television.

Roger’s most recent live performance credits include set and costumes design for Die Silberne Rose and Le Corsaire (which opened in Munich Opera House January 2007), both for The Bayerisches Staatsballet (Bavarian State Ballet), Opera Australia’s recent production of The Pirates of Penzance, Manon Lescaut, Lolanthe and The Gypsy Princess, HMS Pinafore and Trial by Jury, the 2002 New Zealand Festival production of Der Rosenkavalier; the Australian tour of The Wizard of Oz; the UK’s D’Oyly Carte Opera Company’s 2001 production of Pirates of Penzance; and in 2001 42nd Street, Broadway, US Tour, UK Tour and Stuttgart.

In 1996 Roger received the Tony Award for Best Costume Design for his work on the Broadway production of The King and I. He also received the Drama Desk Award, the Friends of New York Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for the same production. In 2003 the highly acclaimed production of The King And I was a popular feature of the Stratford Festival of Canada.

Roger has designed for such productions as The White Devil, Arcadia and Coriolanus for Sydney Theatre Company and London productions of Whistle down the Wind, Aspects of Love and Jesus Christ Superstar London and Broadway for Really Useful Company. He also designed sets and costumes for The Magic Flute for Victorian State Opera. Roger’s work on the popular Australian production of The Boy from Oz earned him the 1999 Victorian Green Room Award for Best Costume Design and Hugh Jackman’s Boy from Oz Arena Spectacular in 2006. He also received a Victorian Green Room Award for design in 1989 for Anything Goes.

Roger has designed costumes for the Australian films Brilliant Lies (1996); Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995); Turtle Beach (aka The Killing Beach) (1992); and Prisoners of the Sun (aka Blood Oath), for which he received the 1990 AFI Award for Best Costumes. He received the same award in 1985 for the World War II musical film Rebel.

Roger designed the set and costumes for the musical Dusty, The Original Pop Diva which has just finished it’s highly successful Australian tour and is due to come to London in 2008, which he received a Green Room Award for Best Costume Design.


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